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Kalyn Stralow

North Carolina Speaker Moore raises $640,976 this election cycle

According to the most recent campaign finance reports made to the North Carolina State Board of Elections (NCSBE), North Carolina House Speaker Tim Moore has raised $640,976 and spent $193,527 between Jan. 1, 2021 and Dec. 31, 2021. Moore is the number five fundraiser in state politics in the 2022 election cycle so far.

The speaker of the North Carolina House is the leader of the state’s lower chamber. Rep. Moore is a member of the Republican Party and has served as a state representative since 2003. Rep. Moore is running for re-election in 2022.

Rep. Moore’s reported campaign finance activity, by quarter (2017-2021)

Source: Transparency USA

Contributions to Rep. Moore

Of the $640,976 already reported in the 2022 election cycle, 97.2 percent came from the top 10 donors.

Top Donors to Moore (1/1/2021 – 12/31/2021)

Rank Donor Name  Total Amount Type
1. $11,200.00 Anna Spangler Nelson Individual
2. $6,100.00 John Fraley Individual
3. $5,800.00 Deanne Bradley Individual
4. $5,600.00 Allen E Gant Jr Individual
5. $5,600.00 At&t NC PAC Entity
6. $5,600.00 Brian L McMurray Individual
7. $5,600.00 Brian Raynor Individual
8. $5,600.00 Champ G Mitchell Individual
9. $5,600.00 Charles E Trefzger Jr Individual
10. $5,600.00 Charles Howard Nye Individual

Expenditures by Rep. Moore

On the expenditures side, Moore reported $193,527, with 95.6 percent of all spending going to the 10 payees topping this list. 

Top Expenditures by Moore (1/1/2021 – 12/31/2021)

Rank Payee Name  Total Amount Type
1. $56,500.00 Shook Consulting Entity
2. $32,913.98 American Express Card Entity
3. $30,000.00 Public Opinion Strategies Entity
4. $18,000.00 Tim Moore Attorney at Law Entity
5. $12,110.90 Anedot Inc Entity
6. $10,000.00 Faith and Freedom Coalition Entity
7. $10,000.00 North Carolina Republican House Caucus Entity
8. $6,500.00 Amy B Ellis Individual
9. $5,000.00 North Carolina Republican Party Entity
10. $3,991.94 Direct Edge Campaigns LLC Entity

How Rep. Moore’s fundraising compares to other state speakers

Among members of the state legislature, fundraising varies widely. A number of factors, including whether an incumbent officeholder is running for re-election, influence donor activity. Here is how fundraising by Moore compares to the nine other state speakers with campaign finance data available from Transparency USA for the 2022 election cycle:

Fundraising reported by 10 state speakers in the 2022 election cycle

The data above are based on campaign finance reports that active North Carolina PACs submitted to the NCSBE. Transparency USA publishes campaign finance data following major reporting deadlines. State or federal law may require filers to submit additional reports.

Report Name Report Due Date
2022 Semiannual 1/28/2022
2022 Q1 Plus 5/10/2022
2022 Semiannual (only candidates not on 2022 ballot) 7/29/2022
2022 Q3 Plus 10/31/2022
2022 Q4 1/11/2023
2022 Year End Semiannual (only candidates not on 2022 ballot) 1/27/2023

This article is a joint publication from Ballotpedia and Transparency USA, who are working together to provide campaign finance information for state-level elections. Learn more about our work here.

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